I still have a bunch of pallet wood leftover from last week's side table project. I have really become enamoured with using this stuff: of course because it's free, but also because it looks great for rustic outdoor projects.
Shipping pallets are readily available for free. Check Craigslist's free section and you will be able to find some. Or ask local businesses who are often eager to rid themselves of pallets.
All it takes is a little elbow grease to break them apart. See last week's Rustic Side Table video to see my easy method.
I designed this potting bench to be super simple to build. Anyone can make it with almost no woodworking experience and a few tools. All you will need is a saw (any kind you want...a jigsaw or circular saw would be great), a hammer, glue and nails. It looks great and is useful if you enjoy gardening.
Watch the progress
All week I've been shooting short videos showing the progress of this project, from my initial idea, to design and modifications, to building and completing this week's video. If you are interested, you can watch them all by searching #pottingbench on Keek or Twitter.